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The National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) is a non-profit organization chartered in 1915 to enhance the status and quality of geography teaching and learning.

NCGE promotes geographic teaching by providing professional development opportunities, producing journals and other geography publications, developing and distributing content and resources, honoring teachers, mentors and researchers; advocating for geography in schools; and organizing an annual conference and other forums for educators.  NCGE promotes the greater sharing of ideas, information, best practices and innovative processes.

NCGE is committed to ensuring that all students graduate to with the knowledge, perspectives and skills to make informed decisions as they go through life. We strive to support all educators in their desire to create engaging, authentic, inquiry-based learning experiences for students at all levels.

At the National Council for Geographic Education, we believe:

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"Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth."
-Henry David Thoreau